That's one of the best articles ever written by the Digest crew.
He might as well have told us all to slow our roll with Vogel.
I mean I know I beat to death both "irrelevent" and the MIP reaction, and I know I'm not the only one. Certainly this means that a Pacers writer would also have those items in mind, and yet the difference is that you heard it here at PD every day and basically never saw it in the press past the point when it was first reported.
It feels like an article that's about 6 months late to the party. I don't need Roy telling me about looking back at the bench because I posted the numbers for Roy (and Rush) pre-post JOB's "Roy for MIP" response and how they pretty clearly showed a guy broken in two, going from pretty hot to ice cold in one week and then staying that way.
JOB as a coach was a jerk, there's just no other way to view it. He said and did things that were simply unnecessary rather than being honestly mistaken. He went out of his way to make comments, and this in turn suggested that his "haphazard" roster moves may have been designed to demoralize and break players down more than people might want to believe.
No reasonable coach would ever bench Josh or Price or George or Tyler after some of the games they've had that resulted in a total DNP within 1-3 games. Not if you were coaching a team in the position the Pacers have been in for 3 years.